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How far will Voyager 1 be in 2025?

How far will Voyager 1 be in 2025?

about 13.8 billion miles
The Voyagers have enough electrical power and thruster fuel to keep its current suite of science instruments on until at least 2025. By that time, Voyager 1 will be about 13.8 billion miles (22.1 billion kilometers) from the Sun and Voyager 2 will be 11.4 billion miles (18.4 billion kilometers) away.

Are we still getting data from Voyager 1?

Voyager 1 is the first spacecraft to reach interstellar space. It originally launched (along with its twin, Voyager 2) in 1977 to explore the outer planets in our solar system. However, it has remained operational long past expectations and continues to send information about its journeys back to Earth.

Did Voyager 1 or 2 launch first?

From the NASA Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Voyager 2 was launched first, on August 20, 1977; Voyager 1 was launched on a faster, shorter trajectory on September 5, 1977. Both spacecraft were delivered to space aboard Titan-Centaur expendable rockets.

Is Voyager 1 coming home?

Voyager 1 is expected to keep its current suite of science instruments on through 2021. Voyager 2 is expected to keep its current suite of science instruments on through 2020. Even if science data won’t likely be collected after 2025, engineering data could continue to be returned for several more years.

How far can Voyager 1 go before we lose contact?

Voyager 1’s extended mission is expected to continue until around 2025 when its radioisotope thermoelectric generators will no longer supply enough electric power to operate its scientific instruments. At that time, it will be more than 15.5 billion miles (25 billion km) away from the Earth.

Why did Voyager 1 not go to Uranus?

Pioneer 11 was launched out of the ecliptic plane by its Saturn encounter, that made it impossible to visit Uranus or Neptune. But it’s possible a different trajectory would have given the opportunity to visit Uranus or Neptune. Budget pressures may have played a role in not scheduling more flybys.

Can a human travel a light year?

The time that it takes us to travel one light-year is (unsurprisingly) considerably longer than a year. Even if we hopped aboard the space shuttle discovery, which can travel 5 miles a second, it would take us about 37,200 years to go one light-year.

Where did Voyager 1 launch from?

The Voyager 1 probe was launched on September 5, 1977, from Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, aboard a Titan IIIE launch vehicle. The Voyager 2 probe had been launched two weeks earlier, on August 20, 1977.

What is the purpose of Voyager 1?

Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977, as part of the Voyager program to study the outer Solar System and interstellar space beyond the Sun’s heliosphere.

How long will Voyager 1 stay in the Solar System?

In August 2012, Voyager 1 became the first spacecraft to cross into interstellar space. However, if we define our solar system as the Sun and everything that primarily orbits the Sun, Voyager 1 will remain within the confines of the solar system until it emerges from the Oort cloud in another 14,000 to 28,000 years. Additional Resources

Why did Voyager 1 and 2 turn off their cameras?

Their cameras were turned off to save power and memory for the interstellar mission. All the planetary encounters finally were over in 1989 and the missions of Voyager 1 and 2 were declared part of the Voyager Interstellar Mission (VIM), which officially began Jan. 1, 1990.

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